Something to Think About

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.

Dr. Seuss
Have you ever over complicated a decision making situation? I have. When I over complicate a situation it affects my emotional and physical state. When the choice becomes clear, it is often simple and all my uncomfortable symptons disappear.
Do you recall a time where you discovered a simple answer after a period of struggle? What was the situation? What led you to discovering the “simple answer”?

“Love’s Philosophy” ~ Poem by Shelley

Love’s Philosophy

The fountains mingle with the river,
  And the rivers with the ocean;
The winds of heaven mix forever
  With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;
  All things by a law divine
In another’s being mingle–
  Why not I with thine?

See, the mountains kiss high heaven,
  And the waves clasp one another;
No sister flower could be forgiven
  If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth,
  And the moonbeams kiss the sea;–
What is all this sweet work worth,
  If thou kiss not me?

What Are Heavy ~ Poem by Christina Rossetti

What Are Heavy?

By Christina Rossetti

What are heavy? Sea-sand and sorrow;
What are brief? Today and tomorrow;
What are frail? Spring blossoms and youth;
What are deep? The ocean and truth.

 

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/what-are-heavy-by-christina-rossetti

Today’s Quote by Einstein on Life’s Lessons

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Albert Einstein

Poem by Tolkien ~ Lessons on Life

Poem by Tolkien

“All that is gold does not glitter,

 Not all those who wander are lost;

 The old that is strong does not wither,

 Deep roots are not reached by the frost.” 

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What is Life Asking of You?

My life changed when I read Dr. Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search For Meaning for the first time. Dr. Frankl’s work inspired my dissertation and changed how I viewed life. When my wife died, I turned to Frankl’s work and sought to find meaning in my personal tragedy. I found a path when I reread his book and focused on his words, “What is life asking of you?” I knew I had to answer the question if i was to move on. It is a question I pose to you, “What is life asking of you?”